The easy way to transfer content to your new Samsung Galaxy®

Samsung Smart Switch seamlessly transfers contacts, photos, music, videos, messages, notes, calendars and more to your Samsung Galaxy® device.

Switching from an
iPhone or iPad®

Switching from an iPhone or iPad®
VIA ICLOUD
  • Step 1 - Back up to iCloud

    Using iCloud, you can transfer the following content to your Samsung Galaxy® device: contacts, photos, text messages, calendar events, alarms & Wi-Fi settings, call history, browser bookmarks and your application list.

    To avoid disruptions in text messaging service, please change your iMessage settings here

  • Step 2 - Get the Smart Switch™ Mobile app

    Samsung Galaxy S® 6 users:

    When you set up your new device, you’ll be prompted with a pop-up link to download the Smart Switch app. Tap “DOWNLOAD AND OPEN” to start the installation.

    Other Samsung smartphone users:

    Download the app on the Google Play Store or the Galaxy Apps store. Search for the app on either store on your device, and install to get started. Download on Google Play

    Note: you do not have to download Smart Switch onto your iPhone or iPad.

  • Step 3 - Start the transfer

    Select "Import from iCloud" and enter your Apple ID and password. If you have multiple device backups on your iCloud account, select the source device. Choose the content you wish to transfer and tap, "Let’s start the transfer." Smart Switch allows you to transfer your basic data first, and then move on to larger data such as messages and multimedia.

  • Step 4 - Find your apps fast

    You’ll see Android apps equivalent to those you had on your iPhone. Simply tap any of these apps to launch Google Play Store and tap "Install". Tap "Recommendations" to see which apps did not have an exact match. Selecting a specific app in this list will display the recommended apps.

  • Step 5 - Transfer your music

    You can transfer music from iTunes following the instructions here.

Switching from an iPhone or iPad®
VIA ITUNES
  • Step 1 - Back up your device

    Connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac with a USB cable. Then, back up using iTunes.

    Important! To avoid disruptions in text messaging service please change your iMessage settings here

  • Step 2 - Get Samsung Smart Switch

    Download and install Smart Switch software for your computer.

    Download Smart Switch™ for PCDownload Smart Switch™ for MAC
  • Step 3 - Time to transfer

    Launch Smart Switch on your computer and select your device. Select the content you wish to transfer. Now press "Start transfer."

  • Step 4 - Find your apps fast

    Download and launch the Smart Switch Mobile app from Google Play™ onto your Galaxy smartphone. Select your matching apps and download them from Google Play.
    Tap "Recommendations" to see which apps did not have an exact match. Selecting a specific app in this list will display the recommended apps.

Switching from an iPhone or iPad®
VIA CABLE
  • Step 1 - Download the Smart Switch Mobile app

    When you set up your new device, you’ll be prompted with a pop-up link to download the Smart Switch app. Tap “DOWNLOAD AND OPEN” to start the installation.

    Other Samsung smartphone users:

    Download the app on the Google Play Store or the Galaxy Apps store. Search for the app on either store on your device, and install to get started. Download on Google Play

    Note: you do not have to download Smart Switch onto your iPhone or iPad.

  • Step 2 - Connect devices

    An OTG cable for your new Galaxy device and compatible charging cable* for iOS device are required. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect. A pop-up will appear on your iOS device. Tap “Trust,” and then “Next.”
    *iOS Lightning or 30-pin dock connector will be needed to connect to the iOS device.

  • Step 3 - Transfer and choose your content

    Select content and/or data you’d like to transfer from iTunes.

Switching from an Android®

  • Step 1 - Switching from an Android

    Download the Smart Switch Mobile app on both devices

    Samsung Galaxy S® 6 users:

    When you set up your new device, you’ll be prompted with a pop-up link to download the Smart Switch app. Tap "DOWNLOAD AND OPEN" to start the installation.

    Other Samsung smartphone users:

    Download the app on the Google Play Store or the Galaxy Apps store. Search for the app on either store on your device, and install to get started. Download on Google Play

    You’ll also need to download the Smart Switch Mobile App on your old device.

  • Step 2 - Switching from an Android

    Select your content and start transfer

    To connect the devices successfully, make sure both devices are within 4 inches of each other. On your old device, select the content you wish to transfer (contacts, calendar, pictures, music, videos, apps and more) and tap "Transfer." Now tap "OK" on your new Samsung Galaxy® device to receive all of your selected content.

    Content from your old SD card can also be transferred when both devices are connected.

Frequently asked questions

  • FAQs

    What devices are supported by Smart Switch Mobile?

    Samsung: Galaxy S® 6, Galaxy S® 5, Galaxy S® 4,Galaxy S® III, Galaxy S® II, Galaxy Note® 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note® 3, Galaxy Note® II, Galaxy Note® I, Galaxy Note® 10.1, Galaxy Note® 8.0

    Other Brands:
    HTC: One, One V, One X, One X+, One S, HTC One SV, Butterfly, Desire X, Desire 500 (506e), T329t, T327T, T329D, EVO 4G LTE
    Apple: iPhone (All iCloud-enabled models)
    Sony: Xperia Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia V, Xperia ZR, Xperia Acro HD, Xperia TL, Xperia Go, Xperia E Dual (C1605), Xperia E (C1505)
    LG: peria Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia V, Xperia ZR, Xperia Acro HD, Xperia TL, Xperia Go, Xperia E Dual (C1605), Xperia E (C1505)
    Optimus G, Optimus L9, Optimus 4X HD, G2 D802, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L7 II Dual (P715), Optimus L5 II Dual, Nexus 4 E960, LG Lucid 4F VS840
    Huawei: C8813, T8951, Ascend G52
    Lenovo: A798T, A789, S720
    Motorola: Droid Razr, Droid Razr Mini, Droid Razr Maxx, Atrix III

  • FAQs

    What content can be transferred using Smart Switch Mobile?

    This table indicates which types of data are and are not transferrable via Smart Switch Mobile.

    faq table

    For complete transfer of content, use the Samsung Smart Switch for PC/Mac app.
    User-generated videos only (i.e., not commercial movies or TV)
    Microsoft Office or pdf documents only

  • FAQs

    Can I transfer music purchased from iTunes®?

    Music purchased from iTunes® after January 6, 2009 can be transferred using Smart Switch for PC/Mac. Content purchased prior to that date is encrypted using Digital Rights Management (DRM) and cannot be transferred.

    Music transfer using Smart Switch Mobile is not currently available, but is on the roadmap for a future update.

  • FAQs

    Does any of my old content get overwritten when transferring content?

    No, your data is not overwritten. Existing content such as contacts and SMS messages remain on your device when the new content is added to your new device.

Step 1 - Switching from an iPhone or iPad® via iCloud

Back up to iCloud

Using iCloud, you can transfer the following content to your Samsung Galaxy® device: contacts, photos, text messages, calendar events, alarms & Wi-Fi settings, call history, browser bookmarks and your application list.

To avoid disruptions in text messaging service, please change your iMessage settings here.

Step 2 - Switching from an Iphone or ipad® via iCloud

Get the Smart Switch Mobile app

Step 2 - Switching from an iPhone or iPad® via iCloud

Get the Smart Switch™ Mobile app

Samsung Galaxy S® 6 users:

When you set up your new device, you’ll be prompted with a pop-up link to download the Smart Switch app. Tap “DOWNLOAD AND OPEN” to start the installation.

Other Samsung smartphone users:

Download the app on the Google Play Store or the Galaxy Apps store. Search for the app on either store on your device, and install to get started. Download on Google Play

Note: you do not have to download Smart Switch onto your iPhone or iPad.

Step 3 - Switching from an iPhone or iPad® via iCloud

Start the transfer

Select "Import from iCloud" and enter your Apple ID and password. If you have multiple device backups on your iCloud account, select the source device. Choose the content you wish to transfer and tap, "Let’s start the transfer." Smart Switch allows you to transfer your basic data first, and then move on to larger data such as messages and multimedia.

Step 3 - Switching from an iPhone or iPad® via iCloud

Start the transfer

Select "Import from iCloud" and enter your Apple ID and password. If you have multiple device backups on your iCloud account, select the source device. Choose the content you wish to transfer and tap, "Let’s start the transfer." Smart Switch allows you to transfer your basic data first, and then move on to larger data such as messages and multimedia.

Step 4 - Switching from an iPhone or iPad® via iCloud

Find your apps fast

You’ll see Android apps equivalent to those you had on your iPhone. Simply tap any of these apps to launch Google Play Store and tap "Install". Tap "Recommendations" to see which apps did not have an exact match. Selecting a specific app in this list will display the recommended apps.

Step 4 - Switching from an iPhone or iPad® via iCloud

Find your apps fast

You’ll see Android apps equivalent to those you had on your iPhone. Simply tap any of these apps to launch Google Play Store and tap "Install". Tap "Recommendations" to see which apps did not have an exact match. Selecting a specific app in this list will display the recommended apps.

Step 5 - Switching from an iPhone or iPad® via iCloud

Transfer your music

You can transfer music from iTunes following the instructions here.

Step 5 - Switching from an iPhone or iPad® via iCloud

Transfer your music

You can transfer music from iTunes following the instructions here.

Step 1 - Switching from an iphone or ipad® via itunes

Back up your device

Connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac with a USB cable. Then, back up using iTunes.

Important! To avoid disruptions in text messaging service please change your iMessage settings here.

Step 2 - Switching from an iphone or iPad® via iTunes

Get Samsung Smart Switch

Download and install Smart Switch software for your computer.

Download Smart Switch™ for PCDownload Smart Switch™ for MAC

Step 3 - Switching from an iphone or iPad® via iTunes

Time to transfer

Launch Smart Switch on your computer and select your device. Select the content you wish to transfer. Now press "Start transfer."

Step 4 - Switching from an iphone or iPad® via iTunes

Find your apps fast

Download and launch the Smart Switch Mobile app from Google Play™ onto your Galaxy smartphone. Select your matching apps and download them from Google Play.
Tap "Recommendations" to see which apps did not have an exact match. Selecting a specific app in this list will display the recommended apps.

Step 1 - Switching from an iPhone or IPAD® via cable

Download the Smart Switch Mobile app

Samsung Galaxy S® 6 users:

When you set up your new device, you’ll be prompted with a pop-up link to download the Smart Switch app. Tap “DOWNLOAD AND OPEN” to start the installation.

Other Samsung smartphone users:

Download the app on the Google Play Store or the Galaxy Apps store. Search for the app on either store on your device, and install to get started. Download on Google Play

Note: you do not have to download Smart Switch onto your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2 - Switching from an iPhone or IPAD® via cable

Connect devices

An OTG cable for your new Galaxy device and compatible charging cable* for iOS device are required. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect. A pop-up will appear on your iOS device. Tap “Trust,” and then “Next.”
*iOS Lightning or 30-pin dock connector will be needed to connect to the iOS device.

Step 3 - Switching from an iPhone or IPAD® via cable

Transfer and choose your content

Select content and/or data you’d like to transfer from iTunes.

Step 1 - Switching from an Android

Download the Smart Switch Mobile app on both devices

Samsung Galaxy S® 6 users:

When you set up your new device, you’ll be prompted with a pop-up link to download the Smart Switch app. Tap "DOWNLOAD AND OPEN" to start the installation.

Other Samsung smartphone users:

Download the app on the Google Play Store or the Galaxy Apps store. Search for the app on either store on your device, and install to get started. Download on Google Play

You’ll also need to download the Smart Switch Mobile App on your old device.

Switching from an Android

To connect the devices successfully, make sure both devices are within 4 inches of each other. On your old device, select the content you wish to transfer (contacts, calendar, pictures, music, videos, apps and more) and tap "Transfer." Now tap "OK" on your new Samsung Galaxy® device to receive all of your selected content.

Step 2 - Switching from an Android

Select your content and start transfer

To connect the devices successfully, make sure both devices are within 4 inches of each other. On your old device, select the content you wish to transfer (contacts, calendar, pictures, music, videos, apps and more) and tap "Transfer." Now tap "OK" on your new Samsung Galaxy® device to receive all of your selected content.

Content from your old SD card can also be transferred when both devices are connected.